Best iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max cases

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the newest phones in Apple's line-up and there are already tonnes of cases available. Whether you're looking for protective, decorative, premium leather or wallet cases, there's a style here for you.

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Best iPhone XS Cases

The new iPhone XS was just announced September 12th, in California, at the  Apple Special Event (here's how you can re-watch it). You can start pre-ordering the XS from September 14 and it starts shipping from 21 September. Our dedicated article about the iPhone XS has everything you need to know.

There are already scores of cases available for the iPhone XS. We've rounded up some of the best ones out there. We were supremely impressed with many of these brands before and only expect the same quality for the iPhone XS.

So whether you're looking for a rugged, stylish, fun, or simply functional case, we have one here for you. 

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The new iPhone XS was just announced September 12th, in California, at the  Apple Special Event (here's how you can re-watch it). You can start pre-ordering the XS from September 14 and it starts shipping from 21 September. Our dedicated article about the iPhone XS has everything you need to know.

There are already scores of cases available for the iPhone XS. We've rounded up some of the best ones out there. We were supremely impressed with many of these brands before and only expect the same quality for the iPhone XS.

So whether you're looking for a rugged, stylish, fun, or simply functional case, we have one here for you. 

 

Totallee Thin iPhone XS Case

The Thin case from Totallee offers simple everyday protection. It's less than 0.02in thick and supports wireless charging – and without any distracting branding on the case, you can keep the focus on the iPhone itself.

You can choose between a glossy or matte finish. Matte options are available in shades of grey and a blue (pictured) and glossy options come in jet black, jet white and clear. All options cost US$25 (around £19.29) – unless you opt for leather, which costs $29 (around £22.38).

Totallee is based in the US, but do ship internationally. There is a standard shipping cost of $11.99 (around £9.25) and it takes 7-18 days for delivery.

Available for the iPhone Max XS here ($25/around £19).

 

Tech21 Pure Clear case for iPhone XS

If you want decent drop protection, good feel and a back that shows off your phone, then you can't go wrong with this case from tech21.

A Macworld towers favourite brand, tech21 makes excellently fitting cases that don't make your iPhone a huge lump.

This Pure Clear case has been 10ft drop tested and works with wireless chargers.

 

Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case for iPhone Xs/Max/Xr

Dutch manufacturer Mujjo makes quality cases for smartphones, and has its range of now compatible with Apple's iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr. Each is made from a satin-like premium full-grain leather and is lined with the fine Japanese microfiber.

They are extremely lightweight but will protect your iPhone from everyday knocks, drops and scratches. Even the buttons are fully covered in leather.

The top-of-the-range Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case features a pouch on the back for your credit, business or travel and ID cards. It costs from £44.41/$58.38/€49.90 for the Xs and Xr, and a few pounds/dollars/Euros more for the Xs Max iPhone.

There's also the lined with the Mujjo Full Leather Case, without the card slot - starting at £39.96/$52.53/€44.90.

Available from Amazon (see buy links) and the Mujjo website.

 

Case-Mate Sheer Crystal Case for iPhone XS

The Dropper from Case-Mate shines...quite literally, with tiny pieces of glass crystal. But don't let this glitzy exterior fool you. It's reinforced with five layers and promises protection from drops of over 12 feet. It is also scratch-resistant and is compatible with wireless charging. 

You get a lifetime warranty with Case-mate. Right now it's only available on Amazon US, but UK shoppers can order it from there too with a $11.76 shipping fee.

Available for the iPhone XS Max here.

Case-mate has a number of stunning styles to choose from. You can see them all here for the XS and the XS Max here.

 

Caseable iPhone XS Pouch Case

Here's a simple pouch case from Caseable. It's a great option if you're after something that's more decorative. In fact, Caseable has a tonne of designs to choose from. You can also design your own here.

It's not a flip case or wallet case, though it looks like one. Your phone simply slots in – so you won't be able to use your iPhone XS when it's in the case. To remove your phone, tug on the small pull tag.

You can also choose this case for the XS Max using the link above.

 

Nodus Shell Case II for iPhone XS

Nodus is another one of our favourite case-makers. They offer quality, hand-crafted, authentic leather cases that willy surely give your iPhone XS an extra bit of class.

In terms of build, it features a polycarbonate core that absorbs impact and a soft microfibre lining that keeps your iPhone XS from getting scratched. We also like that the Nodus Shell Case lets you mount your phone with the included Micro Dock III. It's also compatible with wireless charging.

You can also choose this case for the XS Max using the link above.

 

Spigen Tough Armor iPhone XS

Spigen is another case brand we've come to love and trust. The casemakers offer a series of cases in different styles, and we're happy to see several options for the iPhone XS too. You can't quite order yet (at time of writing), but we're hoping to see availability shortly after Apple's official announcement for the iPhone XS.

The Tough Armor case pictured here is a durable rugged case poised to keep your iPhone XS safe from harm. It's slim and offers double-layered protection made of polycarbonate and TPU (silicone). It is also compatible with wireless charging.

Also available for the iPhone XS Max for £24.99 or $39.99 in the US.

 

Spigen iPhone XS Wallet S

Here's another case from Spigen: the Wallet S. It allows you to store up to three cards and cash too and can also be folded into a stand for hands-free viewing.

The front cover closes with a magnetic. The Wallet case is made of synthetic leather and polycarbonate. We don't expect it to offer rugged protection, but it should do just fine for day-to-day abrasions.

It's available for the iPhone XS Max here in the UK and will be available here in the US.

 

Olixar Carbon Fibre for iPhone XS

The Carbon Fibre case from Olixar is a popular style we've seen for other phones. It's made of a hardy TPU and is textured to prevent slips. It also comes with tactile buttons and cutouts for easy access to ports, cameras and the fingerprint sensor.

Available for the iPhone XS Max here and in the US here.

 

MediaDevil iPhone XS Case Bird Pattern

If you're after a case that's more decorative, MediaDevil also offers patterned cases. We especially liked this one illustrated with canaries. 

The case itself is made of a TPU gel and has a reinforced back plate. There's also a dust cap over the power port, which is useful. We don't expect heavy-duty protection, but it should keep everyday scuffs and scratches at bay. Plus, it looks nice.

It's currently not available for the iPhone XS Max.

 

Apple iPhone XS Wood Case

The Wood Case from MediaDevil's Artisancase range is made of sustainably-sourced wood from around the world. The Rosewood case (pictured) comes from Italy, Bamboo from China, Black Walnut from Central Africa, and Cherry and Maple from Canada.

The price is regularly £39.97 (around $51.79). MediaDevil ships internationally. Standard delivery in the UK costs £0.47 and £2 outside the UK. If you buy a minimum of £20 or €33/$39/CN¥400/JP¥7000 you can get free delivery.

It's currently not available for the iPhone XS Max.

 

Mous iPhone XS Case

We've recommend Mous cases for a number of our other round ups because it combines featherweight style and hardy protection with its trademarked AirShock technology. We don't expect any less for its iPhone XS collection.

Mous cases are available in a range of styles: Carbon Fibre, Walnut, Shell, Leather and Bamboo. They are available to pre-order now at a special reduced price both in the UK and US.

Available for the iPhone XS Max here.

 

Greenwich Folio Case for iPhone XS

Greenwich is a favourite of ours, though perhaps the priciest, and is often a staple in our cases round up – for good reason. The UK-based company handcrafts premium leather cases that are both beautiful and protective.

The Blake style (pictured) offers a shot-gun tested carbon fibre plating that's hidden away under the leather. Also hidden is the magnetic back that allows you to mount the case on a car vent. The front flap has a slot a card too.

You can see Greenwich's entire iPhone XS collection here. They also craft cases for the iPhone XS Max (starting at £95) – see the XS Max collection here.

 

Snakehive Premium Leather Cases for iPhone XS

London-based brand Snakehive produces cases made of European full grain nubuck leather – but which are priced affordably. Soft leather inside the case will also keep your iPhone XS from getting scratched.

The wallet case comes in a variety of solid and and two-tone colours, with the Vintage Bottle Green version pictured here. You can store up to three cards and has openings for easy access to all ports and buttons.

You can also find a version for the iPhone XS Max here (£24.95/US$29.99)

 

MediaDevil iPhone XS Case Eye Pattern

Here's another patterned TPU case from MediaDevil that we also find attractive – especially with its £9.97 price tag.

This case offers the same build and everyday protection as the Bird case, but with a different design. If patterns are your thing, we expect more options to be available post September 14th. So keep an eye out...

 

Speck Presido Grip World Edition for iPhone XS

Speck, another brand reputed for its hardy cases, throws its hat in the ring with its series of iPhone XS cases. See all Speck iPhone XS case styles here (US visitors can click here)

The Grip offers two layers of protection with a polycarbonate shell coupled with a trademarked "Impactium" rubber that absorbs shock. As you can assume, the rubber ridges on the body of the case is what gives its name, while raised bezels around the screen prevent and scuffs and scratches.

Speck also offers a lifetime warranty.

You can find iPhone XS Max cases here (starting at £19.95/$29.95).

 

UAG Plasma Case for iPhone XS

UAG, or Urban Armor Gear, specializes in rugged cases and has featured in our round ups before. The Plasma series offers military grade protection with its hard shell exterior and soft shock-absorbing core.

It's also scratch resistant and has padding around the screen area. The case is compatible with wireless charging and Apple Pay.

Speck offers a number of other protective styles which you can see here for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

 

Ted Baker Mirror Folio for iPhone XS

The Ted Baker Mirror Folio case is stylish and functional. We don't expect rugged protection, but it will protect your iPhone XS from day to day wear while keeping it looking fantastic. It does offer impact resistance and has a magnetic back cover so you can use it on a car mount or with a wireless charger.

See all Ted Baker iPhone XS cases here, and Ted Baker iPhone XS Max cases here. US visitors can see the XS collection here, and XS Max collection here.

 

Proporta Flex for iPhone XS

The Proporta Flex looks good and promises a slew of protective features too. It's a hard TPU shell case with a gel interior with drop and shock absorption. It also comes with a kickstand so you can use your iPhone XS handsfree. Like the Ted Baker case, the Flex comes with a magnetic back that makes it compatible with wireless charging and car mounts.

The iPhone XS Max version is available for £34.95 or $44.95 in the US. Proporta offers a lifetime exchange warranty.

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